HC Deb 13 November 1957 vol 577 c936
11. Mr. A. Roberts

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what consultation he has had with the interested local authorities on the proposed Yorkshire motor road.

Mr. Watkinson

Surveys preparatory to a draft scheme under the Special Roads Act, 1949, are being referred to appropriate county councils as the surveys are completed. Certain other local authorities will be consulted before the draft scheme is published.

Mr. Roberts

Can the Minister give any indication when there is a likelihood of work starting on this proposed road?

Mr. Watkinson

I am very anxious to get on with it, but, as the hon. Gentleman knows, there is a great difficulty in Leicestershire over the line of the road. As soon as I can clear that up, I hope that the scheme will go forward.